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Current Programs

The Women's Center engages the Northwestern community through programming, on contemporary and historical feminist, gender, and social justice issues. The below programs focus on creating sustained dialogue around social justice issues at Northwestern and offer one-on-one support for students, staff, and faculty.

For one-time events, please see our Upcoming Events page.

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Ongoing Programs:

Queer Parenting:


Graduate Women and Gender Expansive Grads of Color:


Black Grad Writing Group:


Undergraduate Liberation Learning Collective:


Solution Based Feminist Coaching

The goal of the program is for an individual to define a desired outcome, and then to construct a pathway in both thinking and action, through the process of collaborative dialogue between the coach and the individual.

Coaching sessions will last up to one hour, for a total of five meetings. During that time, the individual will be supported and guided by the coach to map their way forward. Black, Indigenous and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

Apply or Learn More

Annual Programs:





The Women's Center bestows the Shujaa Award annually on International Women’s Day to honor Northwestern staff whose service to the work of gender justice demonstrates courage, tenacity, and an ethic of care.


International Women's Day:



Gender Inclusive Initiatives Seed Funds:

Northwestern’s Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) is seeking proposals from staff, faculty, and students for seed funding for initiatives to promote gender inclusion on Northwestern’s campuses. 

Seed fund proposals must demonstrate how the project/initiative will foster inclusion, build community, educate stakeholders, or advance gender equity within the unit, department, or organization. Interdepartmental proposals are welcome. 


Open Houses 


Gender Inclusive Language Workshops

Participate in a two-hour workshop on using gender-inclusive and affirming language in the spaces where you work and study. 

Learn More and Register


Feminist Campus Tour

Check out the Social Justice Tours website! 
The quickest way to take the GPS Guided, audio Feminist Campus Tour is to stop into the Women's Center in Evanston for a QR card that fits in your wallet.